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Lower back pain - INSANITY
Lower back pain - INSANITY
8/13/10 5:03 PM
I finished day 13 of insanity on Wednesday and it was my first time doing cardio abs. I felt some discomfort in my lower back during the last exercise of the day. I made sure that my form was correct and it still felt odd. Sure enough, I woke up with a sore lower back yesterday! I couldn't sit in the same position for more than 5 minutes at work yesterday and I decided to skip the next workout in fear of making it worse. I used a heating pad on my back last night and I woke up feeling better. I was much more comfortable throughout the day as well. I am hoping it was something minor but was wondering if anyone else experienced anything similar while doing cardio abs in insanity.

Thanks

G
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RE: Lower back pain - INSANITY
8/13/10 10:37 PM as a reply to Gabysita.
Well, do you mean sore as in muscles soreness or did it really hurt like you actually hurt something?

If it's an even uneasy feeling then it's most probably just soreness from the workout. If it's pain that gets MUCH sharper and painful during special movements you might have hurt something. It really depends on which of the two.
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RE: Lower back pain - INSANITY
8/13/10 11:09 PM as a reply to Gabysita.
Don't Worry it happened to me too emoticon but all i can tell you is you were not in C shape you were in V shape I've done abs twice second time i grabbed a mirror and checked my shape; in the WO there is a skinny guy behind ST look at his shape he is perfect C shape example, I hope it helps


Mona
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RE: Lower back pain - INSANITY
8/13/10 11:31 PM as a reply to monamona.
I think it does help to check your distance from time to time by checking if you are far enough back to be able to stretch your arms completely while reaching for under your knees.
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RE: Lower back pain - INSANITY
7/17/12 12:16 PM as a reply to Gabysita.
I've had so much lower back pain since I started Insanity that I may have to stop and try something else. I am a pretty fit runner with only 10 lbs to lose who works out regularly so I'm in decent shape. But since Insanity, I can't sleep at night because the pain is so bad in the hip and lower back. I made it through to the recovery week but I think it would be foolish of me to push through the max series with this kind of pain.
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RE: Lower back pain - INSANITY
7/17/12 5:42 PM as a reply to Gabysita.
You need to listen to your body and take a break for a couple days. You can alternate ice/heat and use motrin for the pain/inflammation but if the pain contnues, you have to find out why. If it is form, then a simple correcting will help it! If it is something else, changing form will do nothing. My best words of wisdom though is listen to your body!

I sent you a FR, hope you accept ;) I have a great FB page of supportive and motivating women, some who are doing INsanity!!!!

Angie

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